This is probably the most abstract colored pencil that I have ever done. The photo was taken, looking into the water, of a group of about 50 migrating rays off of the coast of Espiritu Santo Island in the Sea of Cortez. The water here is amazingly clear turquoise and blue infused with a golden glow from the sun. It never ceases to startle and amaze me. How lucky we are to have such a beautiful and clean sea, at least for the present. But large mega developements are nipping at our heels. The economic down turn, has a positive side: less hotels and tacky "exclusive" developements, less contamination of the environment.............and preservation of our WONDERFUL NATURAL WORLD. At least for now, we are OK.